Dec 9, 2012 5:00am EST
of the week. >> two area families joined forces to help victims of superstorm sandy celebrate the holidays. they collected donations and stuffed a truck full of toys. we first introduced you to 5-year-old sadey and 6-year-old tyler on 11 news earlier this week. when they learned each family was gathering toys to give to children who lost everything in the storm, they teamed up with the goal to fill this truck outside of target in white matt schaub. >> schaub -- marsh. >> we never thought we'd be able to fill a trailer so we are stuffing this truck today and taking it out next weekend to the kids who lost everything. >> sadey's mom says they're grateful for all of the and the families plan to drive the truck next weekend to point pleasant, new jersey. >> and hundreds of families with loved ones deployed overseas by the military have christmas trees in their homes this morning thanks to local business. the staff of the hubbard funeral home worked with the national guard to identify families that might need extra help in the holiday season. yesterday, they gave away close to 300 trees. >> it'
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
sandy celebrate the holidays. yesterday, they collected donations and stuffed a truck full of toys. we first introduced to you 5-year-old sadey and 6-year-old tyler on 11 news earlier this week. they both go to st. kazmir's and when they learned each was gathering toys for children who lost everything, they teamed up. hundreds of christmas trees in the homes of families of deployed maryland military members this morning thanks to the staff of the hubbard funeral home, working with the maryland national guard to identify families that might need assistance during the holiday season and yesterday they gave away close to 300 trees. >> it's been overwhelming at times. some of the people are really thank will -- thankful for getting the tree. i knew it was a good idea. i didn't realize how appreciative the families would be to receive a christmas tree. >> speaking of military families, adjusting to life off the battlefield can be difficult for gulf war veterans. up next, the struggles they face and how employers can benefit hiring an ex-vet. >> holiday lights are beautiful but can be danger
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am EST
after her seventh birthday inside sandy hook elementary school. her family said she will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. mourners were asked to wear purple to her funeral service in her honor. josephine also known as joey has been diagnosed with autism pap fund has been set up in her name through the doug flutie jr. foundation for autism. you can donate to the address on your screen. be sure to specify that your contribution is in memory of josephine gay. >>> two first graders were laid to rest saturday. 6-year-old anna green was remembered for her love of music. she was one of 20 children killed in the massacre just over a week ago. hundreds turned out to honor the little girl at first cathedral church in bloomfield. she was remembered for her remarkable gift, her music and dance. the service included a performance by her junior who had played with her father. >>> another 6-year-old was all laid to rest. people gathered in utah for a church service before heading to the grave site. mourners were encouraged to wear pink in honor of emily. it was her favorite color. thos
Dec 30, 2012 5:00am EST
there was overwhelming interest. in the wake of the sandy hook shootings, many people said they wanted to buy assault rifles before a possible ban. >> say something should happen and we no longer have right to purchase our guns, that means somebody got off this butt and decided to change the constitution, that will open the door to a lot of issues. >> the f.b.i. reported a record background checks for guns this year. a lawyer for one of the survivors of the newtown school massacre says the state and connecticut didn't do enough to keep the kids safe. lawyer irving pinsky said the state failed to provide a safe climate for his client's daughter. to howard county where police say they've cracked a string of burglaries that hit homes in columbia and ellicott city. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. >> police arrested kenneth william vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple coun